Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Salma Arastu impresses with Islamic calligraphic art in Saint Louis

By Shruthika Pochampally / Contributor

MISSOURI---When you think of art, you rarely think of language. But, what Salma Arastu, a Hindu-born Muslim woman from Rajasthan, India has done is combine the two effortlessly to create work that is moving both creatively and linguistically. One of her works, Unity Equality VII, is particularly striking as it incorporates the religious symbols of Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, and Judaism into one. All of the symbols appear to float around each other in equilibrium, and hover over a pink lotus, which represents cosmic divinity in many eastern hemisphere cultures. [link]